White Cloud

Original acoustic song by Chris Olson.

This was an interesting song for me, as it was the first one I wrote at uni and the first one as an acoustic singer.

 

If I am honest, I am not quite sure what White Cloud was ever intended to mean or represent. I feel like the guy at the time was probably trying to convey some sense of higher consciousness or state of mind.  Now it just seems like a song about dying (maybe I am getting cynical in my old age). 

 

White Cloud is also interesting as it was a collaboration with other musicians. Joe Cattaneo was on bass and I also asked Bryn James to play the sitar - which appears during the bridge. 

 

There is a nice richness to the original acoustic song, in my opinion, and I like the melody. Too bad the lyrics are like a teenage poet high off of his own sense of self-worth!

Peace.

Lyrics

 

Verse 1

 

There's something about this time of year,

When it feels like there's hope but it's nowhere near,

We just roll by all of the time.

 

 

Chorus

 

I'll be standing on a big white cloud,

Looking over this whole town,

Coming at you white and grey,

This was not my final day.

 

John

Verse 2

 

Can you feel the breath on the wind as it roars,

As it crashes through town and through our doors,

There's a change in me, that I just can't see,

Feeling the heartbeat of your eyes on me.

 

 

Chorus

 

I'll be standing on a big white cloud,

Looking over this whole town,

Coming at you white and grey,

This was not my final day.

 

I'll be standing on a big white cloud,

Looking over this whole town,

Fading like the lights we see,

Rising like your faith in me.

 

Bridge

 

At the edge of a whisper, there's all kinds of ways,

To see what we mean and how it plays,

The feeling of fear,

As it comes near.

 

 

Outro

 

I'll be standing on a big white cloud,

Looking over this whole town,

Coming at you white and grey,

This was not my final day.

I'll be standing on a big white cloud,

Looking over this whole town,

Fading like the lights we see,

Rising like your faith in me.

 

 

 

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